Arab world

The head of Lebanon's Maronite Catholic community arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, November 13, in the first public visit by a Lebanese official since Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his...
Cardinal Bechara Rai is to head to Saudi Arabia Monday, November 13, the first visit by a Christian leader to Saudi Arabia. He will meet King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammad and Lebanese Premier Saad...
He will remind Saudi leaders that Lebanon "cannot withstand the wars of others on its soil". Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait alert fellow citizens to leave the Land of Cedars "as soon as possible...
For the first time since 1970, a Christian educational institute is established in south Iraq. The opening is scheduled for the next school year. It will have Christian, Muslim, and Mandaean teachers...
The Roman Jesuit Paolo Dall’Oglio disappeared while he was in Raqqa, the Syrian city that later became the “capital” of the so-called Islamic state. There, on July 28, 2013, were recorded the latest...
Violence acts "which desecrate the holiness of places of worship and destroy innocent lives threaten the people's stability and security". And the shedding of innocent blood, irrespective of race and...
"The Assyrian homeland is in northern Mesopotamia, present-day Iraq, where the ancient cities of Assur and Nineveh were built," writes the scholar, Hannibal Travis. "For 300 years, Assyrian kings...
A US delegation of evangelical leaders met with Egyptian leader Abdul Fattah Sisi at the presidential palace in Cairo on Wednesday, November 1. Among them was Family Research Council president and...
“Iraq needs aid now, or it will be without Christians,” said Fr. Luis Montes, a missionary priest has been serving in the Middle East and the Holy Land for more than 20 years. His current mission is...
Seven young women in Kirkuk credit the Virgin Mary for their safety after spending a harrowing eight hours hidden underneath beds while ISIS fighters used their room as a hideout during an assault on...
The journey will last one day and should take place "within the next two weeks". The cardinal welcomed an invitation from Saudi leadership, which did not impose particular "conditions". A visit that...
Christians in Iraq have been unable to celebrate the defeats of the Islamic State terror group for long, said a Christian worker who has been aiding the church there for more than ten years, noting...
The last two weeks in Damascus and surroundings of the Syrian capital, have been cloaked in a "turbulent climate”. In several areas "mortar shots have fallen" and even "rockets have been launched"...
Saudi Charge d’Affaires Walid al-Bukhari invited on Wednesday, November 1, Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi for an official visit to Saudi Arabia within the coming weeks. “I was honored to visit...
Speaking in late September 2017 at a Rome conference on the Christian resettlement of Iraq’s Nineveh Plains, Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, noted that ACN, along with other Catholic...
The Minya Coptic Orthodox Diocese said authorities sealed off two churches in the southern province, citing harassment and attacks by extremists. A third was closed due to fear of attacks. The...
There would be no Middle East if there were no Christians in it, and the religious minority is essential in maintaining sustainable peace in the region, according to the leader of the Antioch...
Christians have found a new hope for a future in Iraq as the remaining pockets of Islamic State fighters continue to be defeated by Iraqi security and Peshmerga forces. However, considering the...
Coptic Christians in southern Egypt renewed calls on local authorities for an end to discrimination, after a number of churches have been closed down in recent weeks. Two churches in two separate...
Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, praised the decision by the Trump administration to provide direct U.S. aid to persecuted Christians in the Middle East and route it through...